Category Archives: Fraud, Misconduct, and Misinformation

Victory: Court Overturns CCC Orders

  Drakes Bay Oyster Farm was vindicated today in its fight against unjust enforcement orders imposed last year by the California Coastal Commission. The Marin County Superior Court has overturned those orders in every significant respect, finding that the Commission’s unfair process was an abuse of discretion and a violation of environmental law. The enforcement orders were based...
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Coastal Commission’s Kangaroo Court

  In addition to the Federal case, Drakes Bay Oyster Farm is involved in a lawsuit against the California Coastal Commission. The Commission's enforcement staff has falsely claimed that Drakes Bay Oyster Farm causes pollution and environmental harm. The Commission agreed to process a permit once the Park Service finished its environmental review, but although that...
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Anti-Oyster-Farm Activists Spread Misinformation

The following editorial was first published in the West Marin Citizen July 18, 2013. Reprinted with permission.

Outside Interests

By Sarah Rolph

In her letter in last week’s Citizen, “Prefers wilderness over private profit,” Carissa Brands expresses her sorrow over the “division among our community,” and accuses Drakes Bay Oyster Company (DBOC) of “aligning themselves”...

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The Truth About Permits

This editorial was first published in the West Marin Citizen August 1, 2013. Reprinted with permission.

An Egregious Record of Outrageous Accusations

By Sarah Rolph

In a front-page story in the West Marin Citizen two weeks ago (“Water watchdog to sue oyster company,” July 18, 2013) Amy Trainer, executive director of the Environmental Action Committee...

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